CDBG Funding Proposals

The City of DeKalb is accepting applications for the 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Services Funding grants. 

The City is seeking proposals from non-profit agencies that are consistent with the community objectives of the Community Development Block Grant. Projects must be for new public services or for a documented increase in a current public service that promotes independent living and self-sufficiency for homeless individuals and families, the elderly, people of low income, and people with disabilities. 

All projects are required to meet a minimum of one Consolidated Plan Objective and one HUD National Objective. A list of the current Consolidated Plan Objectives along with the HUD National Objectives are included in the attached materials. Please identify which current Consolidated Plan Objective(s) and which HUD National Objective your proposal addresses. Failure to identify objectives will disqualify your application.

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on November 29, 2023. Proposals can be mailed or dropped off at the City of DeKalb Community Development Department at 164 East Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, IL 60115. Proposals that are mailed must be received by the date and time listed above.

Due to the limitation in available funding, the City will focus on funding fewer projects with greater documented impact. Proposals should include not only the number of people to be served, but also the impact and outcome of the services provided. 

All projects must verify the income of program participants to ensure they meet HUD guidelines, or document that they will provide services in a limited geographic area where more than 51% of the total population is of low income. In the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, the City has designated a Target Area for services that encompasses the Annie Glidden North neighborhood. Proposals that address needs and provide services in this area of the City will be given additional consideration.

The City of DeKalb is proud to partner with our community providers to enhance the level of services for the citizens of DeKalb. We look forward to working with you to support the independence and self-sufficiency of our residents.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jennifer Yochem at 815-748-2366 or by email.